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Celebrate the Holidays in Blacksburg: Here are our Favorite Can’t-Miss Events

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. If you’re looking for some festive events to attend in Blacksburg, Virginia, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a list of five can’t-miss holiday activities that will keep you entertained all season long.

From our very own Fashions for Evergreens Christmas tree competition to a special New Year’s Eve dinner, our team shares our favorite local festivities, and there’s something for everyone!

So grab your calendar and start planning now. We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating the holidays in Blacksburg.

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10 Steps to Highly Effective Corporate Meetings in Blacksburg

Have you ever gone to a meeting that dragged on forever? Or maybe you’ve been in one where no one was listening to anyone else? When planning a corporate meeting in Blacksburg, you’ll want it to be productive and meaningful. Most importantly, you’ll want attendees to be excited to attend!

Corporate gatherings allow team members to come together and share information, discuss problems, and brainstorm solutions. But, if not planned and managed correctly, they can waste valuable time that could be spent on more productive activities.

Here are our tips for planning successful corporate meetings in Blacksburg.

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5 Reasons to Have Your Next Corporate Retreat in Southwest Virginia

From the beautiful mountain range of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the charming small-town feel of Blacksburg, there is something for everyone in Southwest Virginia.

This off-the-beaten-path destination is ideal not only for a personal vacation but also for a corporate retreat. If you are planning a corporate event and are looking for a unique location that will offer your guests an unforgettable experience, look no further than this little slice of paradise in the great state of Virginia.

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13 Powerful Tips for Networking at an Association Event

The ability to comfortably network at events is a powerful skill for association professionals. It allows you to connect with potential employers, clients, and other professionals in your field. However, for some, the idea of networking can be daunting. 

With networking events happening all the time, we thought this would be the perfect time to share helpful tips on making the most of all the great connections!

Here are thirteen tips to help you make the most of this, and future, events.

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Fall is in the Air – Time to Check Out Blacksburg, VA!

As the leaves start to change color and the air gets a little crisper, that can only mean one thing – fall is here! And there’s no better place to enjoy all that fall has to offer than Blacksburg, Virginia. 

Blacksburg has something for everyone this season, from football games and concerts to outdoor activities and Halloween fun. So whether you’re a local looking for something to do or a visitor looking to experience all this charming town has to offer, check out these fall events in Blacksburg.

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Go Hokies! New Head Coach Brings Excitement to Virginia Tech Football

Since joining the ACC in 2004, the Virginia Tech Hokies have been one of the most successful football programs in the conference. But, after a challenging couple of seasons, fans are ready for a change.

Enter new head coach Brent Pry.

Pry, who comes to Blacksburg after a successful stint as defensive coordinator at Penn State, inherits a talented Virginia Tech team.

Hokies are ready for an exciting season ahead!

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Empower Your Team, Plus Other Great Tips for Improving Productivity

The role of a leader in the workplace is to get the best out of every employee. Ensuring your workers reach their full potential enables your organization to realize its short and long-term goals. For any organization to achieve optimum production efficiency, all employees should work together in harmony. 

With some great suggestions from our regional sales manager, Debbie Simpson, here are several tricks you can use for improving team performance among your employees.

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6 Virginia Road Trip Ideas You (and Your Travel Mates!) Will Love

What’s more adventurous than a road trip? Summer and fall are the best times of year to jump in the car and head out to explore a region you’ve never had a chance to visit, or to rediscover one of your favorite destinations. If you’re looking for some inspiration, Virginia is a great state to road trip through.

Here are six ideas to get you started on the Virginia road trip of a lifetime!